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First and foremost, let me  take this chance to wish my Mother, the greatest Mum on earth, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May Mum be blessed with longevity. Although she can be very irritating and a pain sometimes, well most mothers are anyway so i am lucky i have a really good one. HAHA!IMG_20140802_8 She is the strongest woman ever, bringing me and my Sister up and loving us unconditionally. 🙂 I have lost my patience towards her many times and although i have been trying to be better, i still fail time to time.
However, she has never for once hated me for that, I am very blessed to have a Mum that loves me so much, and i am also blessed that when problem arises, sister and John are there to help calm me down.
Gonna rush home after some unhappy event (i will update on that soon) for cake cutting and mini celebration.
We celebrated last weekend at Rendevous Hotel with the relatives already, tonight is the actual day of my Mum’s Birthie and thus Sis and i would want to have cake with her. (her fav Mao Shan Wang flavor!)

Ok, anyway, i guess it is kinda overdue for my review for Bio-essence Tanaka White. I better get it done before i am so packed again.
Sponsored IMG_20140806_2 So, i received 2 items the other day and although i am taking longer than usual to submit this review, i believe it is for a better cause too. I do not want to start using something for a few days and give my verdict after just that few days. The longer period of time i use the product, the more i can experience and understand what the product can do. Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset As you can see from the packaging, on your left, it is the Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF20 ($29.80 / 50g ) and on the right, it is the  Bio-essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum ($45.80 / 30ml). I can’t wait to  try out the products the moment i got them as i am a Bio-essence user too (Bio-essence V  face cream). After cleansing, i apply the Bio-essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum and as instructed on the packaging, i apply another layer over areas with dark spots & freckles.

Oh man, those freaking spots and freckles, they are my biggest enemies. My skin is generally good and will be better without those spots. Tsk.

Well, i do not usually care much about the ingredients but it is good to know from time to time.

So these are what is inside the Serum: Tanaka Extract™, Tranexamic Acid, Alpha-Arbutin (9X more Alpha-Arbutin (9X more effective than Beta-Arbutin in skin whitening) , Kojic Acid, Bio Energy Fluid

For this 4X Instensive White Serum, it promises to fight Darkness on Outside, Work Fairness from Within and it claims the following benefits: Effectively lighten existing pigments and spots Block tyrosinase and inhibits the production of melanin to prevent dark spots and reduce darkening after UV exposure Even out skin tone, whiten & brighten complexion Moisturizes and cools skin Result: Skin exudes radiance, for a smooth, fair & healthy looking complexion. Skin’s fairness intensifies for flawless fair skin which glows from within.

My Conclusion? Firstly, this is how it looks like (right): Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI might be clumsy but honestly, i feel this packaging isnt much of my liking because it turned into some fix and match thingy after a min or 2 after i was trying to see how the dispenser actually work. Not very user friendly in my opinion. Processed with VSCOcam with a4 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a4 presetWell the picture says it all, it works in a way which you have to press the top part of the rubber and let the serum flow out when release pressing. Eh…really not very nice for face serum i reckon. Ear drops maybe? IMG_20140806_5 So this is taken after i applied the serum, pictures is not edited not filtered. I like the texture of the serum though. It is not too sticky, but it gives a very refreshing watery and dewy feeling to the skin. After which, i proceed with my usual toner and moisturizer. Overall, i am quite satisfied with the serum and the result it brings, although it is not instant result i am talking about. I like how the dewy serum feels on the skin, it makes my face feel very moisturized and i have to admit that the glow that comes from within, is definitely there. I also tried the Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF20 in the mornings before i head to work. I gotta admit i love the product very much because it really keeps my skin very very hydrated while protecting it from UV rays. I have another SPF cream that i am using which i also fancy too but i find it a little (just a littler) drier than this. However, some might find this product oily or sticky. As i put on make up only around noon, wheareas the SPF20 cream is on for hours, it does not really fade away, instead, it makes putting on make up easier for me. (in my opinion) The product promises to visibly reduces dark spots and evens out skin tone and this is what it contains: Tanaka Extract™, Hyaluronic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Pomelo extract, minerals The benefits it brings as according to product:SPF20 to protect against harmful UV rays

  1. Tanaka Extract™ shields skin from external pollutants, keeps skin cool and moisturized under hot weather
  2. Contains Tranexamic Acid that helps to significantly brighten and even out skin tone
  3. Provides skin with trace mineral elements and precious herbal extracts such as ginseng, angelica and gingko
  4. Lightens and prevents freckles, dark spots and pigmentation

For these 2 products, i am generally very satisfied because i honestly love products  that feels light and dewy on my face. However, it might be a little pricey compared to the other products of the same range in the market. If there is anything i dislike about the product, it will be the packaging of the Serum. I would recommend my friends to try out though. 🙂 IMG_20140806_7

IMG_20140806_6The above 2 pictures ( me in black) are not edited nor filtered. I did not have any make up on besides drawing my brows, pictures was taken after using the Bio essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive white serum and SPF20 Cream. Pictures are taken under normal room light.

So, anyway, there are so much to update and i have to go and do some work right now, pictures shall do the work yes? 🙂

IMG_20140725_1 IMG_20140726_1 IMG_20140805_1Like super alot of selfies. Yah i know, age is catching up and selfies technically should be left for the younger ones but really, i like selfies. LOL!

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This 1 is worse, it looks like some kind of ad. HAHA, actually this was taken specially for the Review for Bio-essence Tanaka white range.  Like i said, the product is really not bad.

IMG_20140728_1Random #carparkootd shot. The BF is getting better at taking pics (only when he has the patience to, tsk)

IMG_20140728_2The Sis chopped off her hair. I think it suits her though.

IMG_20140801_10Some random shot during 1 of the weekend dinner night out. I am gonna blog about the dinner place very soon because they serve really good Pork and is quite affordable (no GST nor service charge) in my opinion. (coming from some1 that does not fancy Pork)

Oh,  that is my bare face, eyebrows not drawn, hair clipped up like an auntie. Wana say thanks to Aunt for the cute VS pouch. 🙂

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 presetI major love this Kyrra white knit top (Currently the top seller) by LOVEIGE. It is from the new launch – The POISE Collection

 

IMG_20140803_12 For Mum’s Bday celebration!

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Food was really not bad, i would rate it 7.5/10. The spread is quite ok but it will be better if there is more variety. However, the pricing is totally justifiable.

#Rendenvoushotel #buffet

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More pictures on my FB.

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Tried this DVD rental machine the other night with Johnnie. Not too bad, just lack of variety of shows. Also, 1 of the discs can’t work – bummer. Wasted my $1.40 but if you are a new user, the first disc on the  first night is FOC. I know people download shows nowadays and thus it is quite fun to try the oldschool way of renting shows. Actually, it was just my problem with the internet connection and thus i can’t really use internet at home now. LOL. Bummer. IMG_20140806_9

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20140723_200258I must really give credit to OLD TOWN at East Coast Park. Look at the above, the pictures are taken before we touch a single piece of food on the plate. Overwhelmed with hunger, we have no choice but to gobble these crap down. Quantity, i have nothing to say as you can already see  that the bread is twice as big as the chicken chop and the cheese is ard 1/8 of the saucer.

We already waited 1/2 hr for the above and really do not want to wait for another 30mins for nother plate of crap. If i were not that hungry, bitchpls, i would def make a request to change the plate of…

I am not a spoilt brat but i paid and get shit service n this insulting plate of  ???? Sighzzz

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Anyway, on a happier note. LOVEIGE has launched the latest collection, you might want to dropby and  take a look. The collection this time is really versatile and prettayyyyy. I included some pics for you, but you may head to http://www.loveige.com to look at the measurements and etc!

Oh, did i forget to include that the clothing are retailing at really affordable pocket friendly prices. Totally justifiable, quality is amazingly thick and good compared to some other shops out there.

IMG_20140801_8 IMG_20140801_5 porUpcoming, this Porcelaine shift dress fits UK4 – UK12. I am a UK8 – UK10 (for H&M) and thus it looks fitting on me. It will be looser on a smaller girl and fitting on  the curvy ones (UK 10 – 12). Both looks awesome in my opinion. Very Pretty prints and made of quality neoprene material that is rather cooling.

IMG_20140801_1Gorgeous Waterpaint Dress for work.

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This Midi is so lovely and sweet that i reckon no lady will resist. IMG_9004

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Ok, i will just post these, for more, you have to head  to…

LOVEIGE FACEBOOK PAGE LOVEIGE INSTAGRAM

or the e-tailer shop itself! Have Fun!

http://www.loveige.com

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Vshares – Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist

I have waited long enough and i cant wait to post this review. To be honest, some might feel that this review is extremely mean and some might even not finish reading it.

But i really can’t be bothered because i have TOLERATED like crazy before i finally have time to write this, and to be fair to the brand  that i am reviewing, i have given enough time for them to show me otherwise.

From the above, it is not hard to guess that this review is negative. Yeap, it is and it is not because i am not sponsored, it is also not because i have paid $588 for the package. Read on to find out.

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Basically, i have done Eyelash extension for  years and i have been to the worst and a few good ones around. The most common one has to be Milly’s. They are not fantastic but they are considered ‘fine’ to me, in terms of service and quality. The lashes might nt be all that natural (i am saying  this for the lashes i got 1 year+ ago as i am not sure if they have new products lately) but it was still considered as average in terms of the softness and quality. Their services can be better but i am glad that there is no hard selling, the ladies there are mostly from China and were relatively friendly.

Then, the few eyelash parlors at City Plaza…frankly, they are the cheapest lot but even if i have to go bare on my eyelash, i will never be back again. The quality of the eyelash is horrendous, hard and stiff is not all…the glue that they used gave a strong stench and also hurts the eyes badly.
Service is outrageous as well, when you complain about the quality of they glue & lashes, all they can reply was “no, we use very good quality stuff” #indenial
Seriously, i paid $50 for a lesson and  that was that.

Now, i am gona  talk about my expensive $588 package for the recent eyelash extension. $588 might be cheap to some, might also be acceptable to others. For me, it is not considered cheap if the service and quality sucks. It is considered as OUTRIGHT robbery.
If you calculate, $588/6months is equal to $98 per month if you go back monthly for touchups.
Look, if everything is well, i wouldnt mind spending that amount for a  6months unlimited eyelash extension package. Not that i am filthy rich but if it is worthy, i believe nobody will complain much too.

I have to emphasize that whatever is written on this  blogpost is merely MY OWN OPINIONS, i paid for the service and thus i have the rights to review and feedback how i honestly feel. I am not trying to tarnish anyone’s reputation nor branding here… but i am narrating what i went through as a customer and the unpleasant experience that i had.

I usually go to a small shophouse located in Bishan for my eyelash extension and the reason why i never go back is because it is rather far and they are always fully booked. The envionrment and service was superb and there is absolutely NO hardselling at all. They just do what they need to, collect the money from you, and  that’s it. Even though they are offering packages that cost a few hundreds, they just state on a board at the cashier area and if you are keen, you  take it. If you are not, they will not push it to you as well. The quality of the eyelash has to be 1 of the best i ever had, soft and the glue is not stinky nor pricky. After a few weeks, the eyelash will still stay ‘curled up’ and not droopy. To top it off, not many strands were found dropping. The price for this is approx $75 and this usually last me a month. I feel it is totally worth it. 1 of  the mediacorp actresses patronizes this place, i know because we used to be in the same church (i do not feel comfy revealing her name)

About 6 to 7 months ago, i came to know about The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist through a friend. She read about it online as the shop actually got a lot of bloggers to advertise for  them (just to name a few, Rachel Wong, Naomi and etc)
I do not read their blogs (due to age factor and etc, some are  too young and 1 of them also cant make herself clear in the blogposts which causes frustration when reading. Just saying) but i  thought i might just give this shop a try for the eyelash extension service.

It is 1 of my most horrible experiences. I will just say, i will not be back even if they are offering FOC.

Sometime in Jan, i went to the shop and wanted to try out the eyelash extension before CNY as the Bishan place that i went have bookings so full n i refused  to wait.
For this Prestige place, I was told that if i quote certain blogger’s name, i get a certain trial pricing or something. So i did.
In the end, i was asked to buy a 6months package because the lady (supposingly 1 of the owners) told me that they are charging extra as it is 1 week away from CNY) and that i should buy  the package because the quote (of blogger’s name) is not valid as well. (HUH?)
The total damage will amount more or less close to the package price which is $588.
They did not even bother to let me take a look at the $488 package (claiming to be some Japanese extenstion) but sold the $588 (Korean package) to me straight.

Ok, that wasnt their fault, i said yes to the $588  Stupidly. However, i thought back and maybe they should at least show their customers what is the diff between the both instead of just pushing the more expensive package.

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Ok, whatever. I bought the $588 6months unlimited eyelash extension package.

Initially, it was still ok, everything was normal.  The quality of the lash is ok, the service was nowhere near good but still acceptable. Whenever i call to make an appointment, i will always be told  that the  dates and time i chose are not available. I thought “fine, this is what usually happen, moreover, i paid the money already thus i should be prepared to take such crap”
(having said  that, we really should not lower our expectations of service due to such bad service brands)

20140624_215747You be the judge. I swear i didnt rub nor even dare to touch these horrendous lashes done by them.

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The staff there are not friendly but it is ok, i do not need to chat since i can take naps while they do their work. The thing that actually puts me off was that, they will push other packages to you and if you say “no”, be prepared for those black sunken faces. Somehow, the vibe changes from not frindly to demeaning. Maybe i was sensitive but they really do not make you feel that you are an esteemed customer of theirs.

They  charged me $588 right? Then, they told me i have to top up $30 for their newest product of ‘Mink lashes’. Claiming that it is new and very comfy. So i did, for the sake of comfy DESPITE PAYING $588 BEFORE THAT.
Today, 30th June, at 11am, i went to check out their FB…guess what i saw?

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CAN SOMEONE ENLIGHTEN ME ON THIS? Why was i charged extra $30 for the Mink lashes when i have already paid $588 for the package? And why are they selling the package of MINK lashes at $588 now? 

DEAR PRESTIGE, if you are reading this, would you mind explaining to me and refunding my $30?

As this continues, i made lesser trips back to the place even after paying that sum for unlimited usage. I tried to tolerate till almost all the lashes fell off before going back for touch ups.
The most appalling experience will be the time which i went over at 645pm (i end work at 6 and although they hate that i make appointments at 630-645, they have to take it as i really do not have time to accomodate to their request of early timing since they are opened till 8?)

I reached the place at 650pm and requested for them to remove all the lashes that were half hanging and replant new ones. All i got from them was “We do not have enough time  to do that. Removing needs 1/2 hr and replanting needs another 1hr plus. We have to close soon”

RIDICULOUS. What the heck? Even beauty salons have to stay back if the customers have reasonable requests? Moreover, i arrived just 5 mins later  and they told me they cant do it for me?! Where is the professionalism and responsibility?

So, after removing all the half hanging lashes, they asked me to let my lids rest for time being and refused to replant the new lashes for me. They then started to off lights and closed shop.

How i felt back then? SHORTCHANGED. Unlimited services? BULLSHIT.

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DROOPY EYELASH EXTENSION anyone?
Now u know where you can  get it too!

The experience for that torturous 6 months was terrible and the worst 1 has to be the last time which i went. I decided to end the misery the moment my package ends. Went back to touch up and this time round, they did it within 20mins. How amazing yea?

Of cos, i am prepared for the worst but i just want to end this bullshit package once and for all. The lashes fell quickly and on the first day of retouch, 3 thick strands have fallen off. The lashes were not only NOT curled up, they were pointing in ALL directions looking disgustingly disappointing.

Till date, it is 2 weeks since i last visited, well not exactly 2 weeks since i last visited on 18th of June…The lashes are at its very bad stage now. Pointing in all directions, and over a total of 10 thick strands have fallen.

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Droopy AND Dropping.

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Anywhere 

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I have to also emphasize that i did not rub the eyes, i took good care when it comes to washing face though i did not wear goggles because the good eyelash extension i had does not requires me to do that, i try to avoid the lashes whenever i am removing makeup.

YET THE LASHES ARE STILL FALLING LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS.

Really, as if $588 for a 6 mths package of unfriendly services  is not enough, the poor workmanship is also heartbreaking.

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I will never step a foot back to that place again. It is full of lies, deceit and yes, it is only $30  that i am being cheated of but it is a matter of principle. Once again,  this is my own experience and  there are still dozens of bloggers praising that shop, well, i duno. Prestige might be really good, just not to/for me, they might be really nice to the bloggers, i am not sure. But you can be sure they are  really nice to the socialites and models/bloggers (basically whoever they sponsored)! Haha.

Irony isnt it, treat your customers like shit but the bloggers like God. This is one of the most disgusting traits a business should have.

I am not writing this because of the owner who made newspapers’  headlines due to her self-claimed friendship with the multi millionaire’s daughter. Neither do i know them personally. I have nothing to gain from this negative review. But i really need to warn all ladies out there. So yeap. Read this with an open mind.

But seriously, whatever, not going back again. Yeap.

Vshares on The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist

Category: Beauty/ Eyelash Extension

Value for $: V

Level of service: V

Likes: V

Will i recommend to my friend: DEFINITELY NO

Comments: Lacks of Integrity

Anyway, since it has been sometime since i last share. Maybe to recap on the above:

Here is a little elaboration and explanation of how it works, i will include the following points to make reading easier:

  • Category is product/services’ category.
    In this case, Beauty as it is.
  • Value for money is how affordable it is comparing to market price, you see 1 Vs and that is on the scale of 5Vs.
    1 V means it is rather expensive and 5Vs means it is very affordable  comparing to market rate.
    Thus here, i am suggesting that it is not worth the money AT ALL.
  • Level of Service is to tell you how satisfied i am with the service. Please bear in mind  that i am Not fussy but i am rather particular with services.
    In this case, i gave 1 Vs out of 5Vs. Which also means that the service basically fail because it is like 1 stars out of 5.
  • Likes means how much i enjoy/like the service or product in overall.
    In this case, it is a major flop.
  • Will i recommend to my friend: No
    Needless to explain.

Trimton 2 Review

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Hihi! If you are reading this, thank you for still visiting despite the lack of updates! I have been so busy that i really have no time to do more than what i am already doing now.

What’s depressing is that, the past mths have been very unkind to me. I can hardly breathe. 😦
Because of the lack of time and mood, i have stopped visiting the GYM and wasting my money monthly. To add on to the woes, i am getting out of shape AGAIN!

The CNY goodies, the late night supper and the lack of exercises…i dont even want to imagine and describe. -__-

These are what i have been eating (and much more which pictures are not posted!)
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Ok, i am not fat as in fat, i am not gonna burst the weighing machine in anyway but i can  feel the toned muscles turning flabby and soft again.
I am a UK 8 – 12. Some say that is fat, some say that is just plump while some loves the shape of a uk8-12.
The bf loves me this way as he digs curves and he forbids me from losing anymore. As an asian, i feel i can be skinnier.

So…imagine how  glad i am when Trimton Singapore send me their latest product!
Just a simple introduction of the product:

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Trimton 2 is focus on [Cut Oil and Weight Loss] in natural way, reduces oil the natural way:
.Breakthrough E.Microen (肠溶性微粒)Technology stimulate the effect brought by the natural ingredients;
.Oil-blocking effect in intestine;
.Effectively blocks out and dissolves oil from food intake up to 80%.

Targets fatty Area:
.Increases body heat at fatty area and burns fat;
.HCA and Chlorogenic Acid help body to prevent fat storing;
.Effectively reduces body fat percentage.

Treatment:
Using Trimton 2 for 3 month as a treatment, it is suggest taking 2 capsule a day, one for breakfast or lunch and other one for dinner and dosage with warm water.
The main ingredients HCA & Chlorogenic Acid can help to reduce the fat up to 52%; Green tea polyphenols and organic acids can help to block oil intake up to 30% and help to slim up your whole body and lose weight.

Honestly, i have my reservation towards slimming pills as there have been too many cases of damaged livers or other organs because of slimming medication.
However, i decided to give Trimton 2 a try after reading about their ingredients. All the ingredients used are natural and i feel safe upon knowing that. Trimton 2 are extracted from natural ingredients included Green Coffee Bean, Grapefruit, Purple Rice, Green Tea and Garcinia Cambogia. It will pass to SGS Western medicine test for regular approval basis to confirm there is no western medicine ingredients and safe to use.

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This has ntg  to do with the effectiveness of the product, but i gotta say, the pills are looking cute like candies. 😛

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Also, alot of slimming products usually cause side effects like Insomnia and heavy pounding of the heart and etc.
Trimton 2 does not causes all that, at least not what i have been experiencing during this period of taking the medication.

As for the  results, i cant tell for now as i am on the program for less than a month. However, even though i cant feel i am skinny now, i do feel that my body is being controlled, i am not gaining as it was before i take Trimton 2. I would like to add, i havent been exercising too.

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Trimton 2 is selling at $118, Buy 1 get 1 Free at Guardian.

After taking the bottle of Trimton2, i have decided that this product indeed help in maintaining. To be honest, it didnt really make me lose weight, but the bf is saying that he can see that i am not as ‘fleshy’ as before.
For myself, i feel that my shape is maintained:)

Full body pictures of me Now:

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Vshares sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream

then and nowYou know, how they usually compare when they put your old pictures and current pictures side by side for a comparison during a skincare product Advertisement?

Yah, here you go. Not only me, but also my lovely GF! 

Hope there isnt much changes though…  😡

Today i am sharing about a rather new Korean Skincare/ Beauty Brand in Singapore.
I am not sure if they are new, but frankly, they are to me because i only get to know about this brand not too long ago.

The Brand of the product is sOmang. You may either check them out at their FB or their Website. Perhaps they have been around for sometime but for those that have not heard about them like me, you may read them up ya.

This review is not sponsored and i am gona share my experience with their popular product – ONL by sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream.

It was around Mid Autumn Festival that i came to know about sOmang. 1 of their staff came to my workplace and brought tons of samples for me. I do not know him prior to the meeting but it was really a nice gesture. Basically, he just wants to let me try out the products with no obligations nor agenda. I was kinda blessed that day.

So, there are alot of different products inside the bag but i gave some to my boss. I am sucha sharing person. Haha. So, i havent finish using all the other products but i have started on the sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream and am finishing it.

It came as a sachet like this:

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And i thought to myself: oh man, sucha small packet! It’s not even enough for 1 side of my face please!

But to my pleasant surprise, the small sachet of sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream (almost half the size of your Samsung s3) can last me up to 2 times of usage. I still have leftover and i will prolly use it (the 3rd time) this weekend again.

So, either my face is not that big or the cream is really alot in the small sachet. Is not that i am so greedy that i have to split the pathetic small sachet into 3 times. But, there is really alot of cream and i have tried my best to spread my whole face but there is still so much left.

Uh huh, no choice, but to keep it for the next time.

The original packaging will look like this, above was just the sample sachet packaging:

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Midnight

Price: $59.90

Here is what the product contains:

• Natural herbs—lavender leaves, lemon balm leaves, rosemary leaves, and chamomile leaves
• Induces sleep, calms nerves and recovers skin from fatigue.
• Triple wild herbs
• Evening primrose, dandelion and mistletoe help to alleviate stress
• Seawater
• Rich in protein, lactose, lactic acid, vitamins and other inorganic substances that help skin regeneration. It also soothes and responds to skin damages caused by UV rays and other harmful elements.
• Carnosine
• An unique antioxidant for our skin
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It was my first time using the product and to be honest, i was really impressed by its pretty packaging even though it was just a sachet. After i opened the sachet, the first thing that strikes me was the smell of the product.

It smells so good that i cant stop sniffing my fingers as i spread the cream all over the face. Now, i do not know how to describe the scent, it is neither fruity, floral or anything. But it is just so nice and really, i duno how. LOL.

Then, the next thing on my mind was “will this be sticky?”

The texture of the cream feels very “Matty” and “Waxy” , it is a light water-based cream that looks matt but according to  the researches i made online, it does not compromise in providing deep hydration with anti-wrinkle and whitening effect.
It does absorbs easily into the skin and is said to be suitable for all skin types.
It glides on easily on skin.
The brand also claims that It forms a layer of protection that increases skin moisture retention and elasticity.

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It was kinda contradicting for me because upon spreading on my face, it feels very errmmm… i wouldnt say it is powdery, but is really waxy. Yet, it does make me feel a little sticky after finishing applying. Usually, i thought that Matt/Waxy and Sticky dont go together but shrugs.

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So, anyway, the stickiness is still not that bad and i am cool with it. Went to sleep with the cream on and woke up to smoother skin.

However, i wouldnt say it is really miraculous, it is just smoother, like “normal smoother”. Nothing spectacular. I wouldnt spend the amount on the tub because it works almost the same as any other moisturizer but if you are a sucker for great scent products, then perhaps you might give it a try?

Vshares on ONL by sOmang Midnight Regenerating Hydro Intense Sleeping Cream

Category: Skincare/ Beauty

Value for $: VV

Level of service: N.A

Likes: VV

Will i recommend to my friend: No

Lock an Ocean on your face – Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion review

Sponsored Review

Heylo everyone! So i am back talking about 1 of the most raved about
skincare products today, the 
majestic Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

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This is a sponsored review but rest assured that this post will be as honest as the rest of my sharing because even without the sponsorship, i have always been a regular customer of Hada Labo.

You would have known if you read my blog regularly, or you may read my previous entry HERE.

Like what i mentioned previously, i have never tried any products for my skin because:

1) i am lazy
2) i always think my skin is fine (no acne problem, no major issues)
3) i couldnt find a simple and convincing product

Recapping abit, I was whining to my little sister about how “flaky” and dry i feel about my skin and she passed me a bottle of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.
I did not really pin my hopes high because i was already trying out the famous “Miracle Water” (not gona slam the brand but you should know which one i am talking about) but there was no miracle for  me  and that bottle of “Miracle Water” was not cheap, despite the fact that it was  given by a working partner.

Having the mentality of “no harm trying”, i slapped on the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion all over my face.
Well, according to the advertisement, a drop of Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion can lock up an ocean. 
To be honest, i was still skeptical then but really, it was one of the best decisions i ever made for my skin in my 20+ years of life.
(nope, not revealing my age lol, not  that it matters but if you wana know,  i can tell you, i shant announce it publicly. :p)


The result is INSTANT.

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Yah, you might think it is a little too exaggerating, but trust me, i wouldnt praise the product if it is not giving me any result. Not even if it is sponsored. You know how much i detest manipulating untrue reviews.
You get the drift.

So, back to what i was saying, the result was instant and i can feel my flaky skin turns smooth immediately.
I was like “ok, maybe i am just heng (lucky) this time”

But there was no harm trying since it makes me feel good and thus i started using it daily, twice a day, morning and night.
My skin has never never feel so hydrated and bouncy.
The flaky problem no longer haunts me (my skin was so dry that it starts to peels and i have flaks of dry skin hanging on my face. Gross much!)
and ever since the day i started on this product, i have no regrets but i am filled with contentment everyday.

Here are the reasons why:

1) Smoother skin
2) Skin is much hydrated and no longer feels dry and flaky
3) Much easier when putting on  cosmetics (not sure why but it was terrible putting on make up during those flaky and dry times)
4) No more dull and yellow skin tone on the face, there is a natural glow
5) It is not sticky after applying
6) Besides hydrating, it acts as a toner.

Seeing is believing, and i have always stood by my principle of showing what is real during a sharing/review.
No filter and editting is needed because i want to show the true result instead of a picture filled with filters and edits.
(i know there are plenty of reviews out there that paint fanciful photos using photoshop but that is really not what i want to share with my readers.)

Right, i will indicate if the photos are unedited, as i do not feel good ‘deceiving’ readers. lol, it’s just me.

IMG_20131013_1This photo is filtered. But there isnt much diff to the texture and condition to my everyday skin. More pictures below!
Pardon the perspiration, pic was after Zumba. I only had my eyeliner on.

So, after a long sharing of how i came to use this product, here are the essential facts of the brand, the product and its origin :

About Hada Labo
The Hada Labo brand reached Singapore shores in June 2010 with the introduction of the no. 1 face lotion in Japan, Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion. Its star ingredient, Super Hyaluronic Acid, can retain 12 litres of water with 1 g (2X more than normal Hyaluronic Acid), giving abundant moisture for bouncy, smooth skin.

Did you know?
The brand has received overwhelming response from Singaporean women nationwide

1) Best selling face lotion 2010 – 2012
2) Best Newcomer Brand 2010, Watson Singapore

About Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion
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Recommended by Taiwanese Beauty Guru 小凯老师 on Popular Beauty Variety Show 女人我最大:

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Cleanse, Dry, Slap!

(photos below are un-edited, un-filtered)

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After cleansing, i slapped on the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

IMG_20131028_1Both pictures show the skin condition with only 1 layer of foundation, un-edited nor filtered.
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And as if the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion isnt the best thing that one can ever has,

 here is another piece of Great News!

 Hada Labo Now Introduces New Hada Labo ‘LIGHT’ HYDRATING LOTION

Hada Labo, the brand that brings you the bestselling hydrating lotion from Japan (1 sold every 2 seconds), is now also the bestselling hydrating lotion in Singapore*. In 2013, it introduces a NEW ‘Light’ hydrating lotion, specially formulated for consumers with Oily and Combination Skin.

 The ‘Light’ hydrating lotion formula and texture is lighter and more refreshing.

hb2please note that it is currently available in Watsons only. *Japan Intage and AC Nielsen Singapore 2012.

Like what i always say, i always trusted Asian brands when it comes skincare as i believe they know what Asians really want and need.

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New SHA Hydrating Light Lotion. Dual usgae of Lotions!1)Double Cleansing

2)Hydration Boost. Step 1: Sweep upward and outward with soaked cotton wool of Super Hyaluronic Lotion
Step 2: Pour 3drops of Super Hyaluronic Lotion
Step 3: Apply on face area by area
Step 4: Pat on face with whole palm using gentle pressure.
Step 5: Use Super Hyaluronic Hydrating Essence followed by Hyaluronic Hydrating milk.

Also, there is always a myth of people having ‘breakouts’ after they stop using the product.
This is untrue for Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion because there was once or twice that i forgot to apply after cleansing because i was too tired and i only realize it the next day when the skin felt a little drier. But definitely NO breakouts nor major issue.

Having said that, I cant say the same if i stop using the product for more than a week or month because i have never want to stop using it due to its effectiveness in giving me the bouncy and translucent skin that i desire.

Another plus point of the product is definitely its pricing. Priced at $22.90/ bottle of 170ml, i doubt you can find a more affordable product out there that gives you the desirable result as Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion.

And…..the philosophy of Hada Labo also marks the end of my review/ sharing:

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BUT HEY! BEFORE I CONCLUDE THIS POST,
I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU READERS!

Happy
You may redeem your HADA LABO SHA Hydrating Lotion sample via this FORM!

Redemption starts from 29th Oct 2013, while stocks last.

Alright, i really gtg, hope you like what i shared today!
Big thanks to Hada Labo, http://www.samplestore.com and Ms. Elfaine Tan!

Credits and source of photos and information: Ms. Elfaine Tan representing Hada Labo Singapore 

Vshares – Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea)

Today i am gona share about Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream (Milk Tea flavour).

Yums, sounds yummy and i am reminded of 珍珠奶茶 (Pearl Milk Tea) every time i mention this product.
I raised my eyebrow when i first saw this product,
I know there are many skincare masks and etc that use food as their primary ingredient (like Red wine, Aloe Vera, Honey and etc)

But Cleansing Cream? Very rare to me.
Perhaps i wasnt a beauty junkie to start with, pardon my suaku-ness (ignorance).

Anyway, i use a normal face cleanser and this is my first time using a cleansing cream. I didnt want to try cream but…

1) it looks too interesting (you know how attractive is Etude House packaging)
2) it sounds kinda yummy for the skin (since bubble tea/ Pearl Milk Tea is so yummy for the tummy…ok no linkage but wadever)

Anw, the real reason why i decided to buy this product was because i am running out of make up remover.
Yes! You heard me right, this cleansing cream actually works as a make up remover, and according to the promoter, it moisturize your skin at the same time. Because it is never a bad thing to hydrate and moisturize my skin more since i have dry skin, i bought a tub to try.

hmtJust for your information, there are other flavors for this series and they are Lemon Tea and Aloe Tea
(as below, packaging as appealing as the Milk Tea flavor)
If i never remember wrongly on the price, it should be 180ml at $7.40

Available at Etude House.

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So, you must be thinking what are the 3 different flavors for.  Well…. I Dont Know.
LOL

Chill. That was what the promoter at Etude House told me.  But for the benefit of my readers, i did a mini research on the differences.

So What are the 3 Flavors About?
Basically, i read up and gathered that Milk Tea is more for sensitive skin and it is hypoallergenic.
This Etude House Happy Teatime Milk Tea Cleansing Cream is formulated with Milk Protein to remove dirt and makeup while keeping skin moisturized with the pleasant fragrance of tea.
Lemon Tea is for oily skin and Aloe Tea is for dry skin.
Most of the time, all 3 of them work equally as well for combination skin.

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Well, i did not know these when i bought the Milk Tea flavor, if not i would have chosen Aloe Tea. But i guess it is fine, it works well till date,

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All pictures showing my face below are non edited, non filtered (to show true results)

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For Comparison, i removed the make up on my right eye (your left) with Brand XX make up remover. (oil based)

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How do you remove make up using Etude House Happy Teatime Milk Tea Cleansing Cream?
Apply cream to all areas of the face. Massage thoroughly and wipe clean with cleansing tissues or rinse with warm water to remove excess.

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IMG_20131022_5Here is the rich white cream. it glides on easily and feels  very soft against the skin.
I would say it is easy to spread on the face. There is also a mild milky smell.

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IMG_20131022_8This is the comparison between the both make up remover. 
I cleaned my right eye (your left) with brand XX and my left eye (your right) with Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea)
Verdict: The eye that was cleaned by Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea) appears to be cleaner.

IMG_20131022_10My whole face is cleaned using Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea).

Does it sting or prick the eyes?
It is almost impossible not to get the makeup remover into the eyes. I especially hate it when my eyes are pricked  while i remove the stubborn stains. Imagine my relief when Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream doesn’t sting or irritate the eyes.
However, it does make my eye sight a bit blurry for a few minutes but that’s about it, not painful, no major fuss.

VERDICT:
Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream ( Milk Tea) melts away most of my makeup. It removes almost everything except heavy duty mascara and heavy eye make up.
Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream does a pretty good job for light to medium coverage foundations and water-proof eyeliners.

IMG_20131015_1Usually, it is easier to remove make up like this using Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream.
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IMG_20131014_7Recently i ‘played’ make up with my gf as we wanted to create some different looks. Please dont judge us. LOL
Etude House Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream does not really work its magic that well if you are expecting to remove heavy make up like the above.
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OPPS!
One thing that i dislike will be the oily feeling i get after cleansing,. I know that it is not necessary to cleanse another time with my cleanser but i did, because i hated that oily feeling.

YAY!
I love the fact that the cream is so soft and gentle, it doesnt prick my eyes like other make up remover.

Overall, I’d say that Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream is worth trying – it’s affordable and effective most of the time.
It does help in making the dreadful process of removing makeup after a long tiring day more bearable.
However, i am still on a lookout for better make up remover, thus i will definitely share if i manage to find a better product!
 

Vshares on Etude House Happy Teatime Cleansing Cream

Category: Skincare/ Beauty

Value for $: VVVVV

Level of service: VV

Likes: VVV

Will i recommend to my friend: Yes

*This blogpost is non-sponsored.

Vshares – next coming up – Happy Tea Time Cleansing Cream Milk Tea

You guys know i seldom do reviews but if i do, i will call it my own sharing – Vshares.

I do not like to read about sponsored reviews although they do catch my eyes but i am not very easily convinced  that all these advertorials are that awesome.

This is known, i mentioned alot of times.

Thus the next product i will write about, is something i came across and i like it. Unpaid review.

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But lemme continue using a few more days (actually, lemme be more free to blog, LOL!) before writing.

Do anticipate! 🙂

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